I love reading these “Christian Heroes” biographies for children. Cameron Townsend is the founder of Wycliff Bible Translators. In the old days, missionaries get through many harsh conditions to unreached people groups. Travel was not as easy as it is now. Nowadays, missionaries can go back home fairly easily if needed. I admired the Christian […]

I’m always excited to start a new book, but the excitement wanes usually about 3/4 of the way through. I usually get enough of what the author is saying that I don’t want to read anymore. This book was no exception. I was given this book by HL for Christmas. It was really good in […]

This the first book I finished in 2019, following my new year resolution. I am counting audio books, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this on Audible, free download. I like Oscar Wilde’s writing, they are amusing, entertaining, and deep. How do you get to be a writer like that? But of course that’s what […]

This book had a big influence on me in shaping my philosophy of ministry. I read this in November, and I can’t believe I didn’t blog it here, so I can remember it. The introduction starts off with recounting the story of two nice young adults who were raised in the church, both of them […]

I read this on the recommendation of my daughter, and I would recommend it anyone. A father tells of experiencing the grace of God through the trials of caring for a mentally disabled son. But this book is not just for those with disabled children; his struggles are the same as what we all face. […]

Pastor A recommended this book, so I borrowed it from him, and it took me a long time to finish reading it. It’s not a book I can easily resonant with, so it took me longer to think through as I read. I took notes as I read, and even with that, I can’t tell […]

The title of this book is too intriguing not to read the entire book. And it’s only 54 pages of content without the acknowledgements and Scripture index pages. The real question is, if God really desire all to be saved, then why doesn’t he save them all? Why does he allow some to endure eternal […]

Thom Rainer mentioned this book in one of his podcasts. He didn’t talk about it, he just mentioned that it was a good book. Since it was available at the library, I read it.  If it wasn’t free to read, I don’t think I would’ve bought it. Not that it’s not a good book but it’s […]

In keeping with my goal of reading a book a month, I count this one even though technically I used this book to lead small groups. Actually, I read this more thoroughly than other books and marked it up quite a bit because I had to internalize it in order to lead a discussion on […]

I’ve been downloading free ebooks. They are free…and they are short usually. And they are concise. I know some of the free stuff are a teaser for the real book they want you to buy but that’s ok with me. I like getting an overview and if I like the topic I will in fact […]

I like these small books, they are concise, and gives me enough that if I want to dig deeper, I can get a bigger book on the topic, and maybe even by the same author. Found: God’s Peace by John MacArthur is a book (88 pages excluding notes) I would read again to be reminded […]

I downloaded a free ebook titled “Pipeline-Creating and Curating a Recruiting Culture” by Todd Adkins (Lifeway). The title of the book drew me in because it’s exactly what our church needs. As with all books I read, I always hope for an easy answer to a complex problem, same as when I google for a […]

In keeping with reading a book a month (small or big books count), I read A Practical Guide to Culture – Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today’s World, by John Stonestreet & Brett Kunkle. The book breaks down the various issues of the day such as gender identity, addiction, racial tension. Then it explains the cultural […]

I have a hard time finishing this book. It started well, but I started skimming through it. It took me a long time to get through. It’s not theologically accurate to the interpretation of the parable Jesus told, but that doesn’t bother me. I didn’t read it for it’s theological content. The book is more […]

Finally decided to read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, and then I find out it’s a Disney movie. I’m trying to read a book a month; so far I’ve read short books the first 3 months of 2018. The idea is not the length, but just keep reading stuff that I want to […]

I am trying to finish a book a month, in addition to other books I’m trying to read. Cold-Case Christianity for Kids by J. Warner Wallace is a good introduction to anyone, including adults, who is interested in knowing a little about how you can know if Christianity is true. The methods are similar to […]

I read this small book many moons ago, I have it somewhere. I read it again this week, borrowed it from my daughter. One insight: We already have the Holy Spirit, and that’s like having Jesus with us all the time. If Jesus was with me, I would not be afraid of anything. I would […]

George Muller is one of my heroes. Whenever I need inspiration to pray and have faith, I read his biography. I happen to spot this biography in the church library, and again, I am inspired by Muller’s life and faith. While we don’t put ourselves in situations where we need to pray for daily provisions […]

Preface of the book: Today may be the enemy of your tomorrow. In your business and perhaps your life, the tomorrow that you desire and envision may never come to pass if you do not end some things that you are doing today. I borrowed this book from the library after Bill Hybels referred to […]

Pastor W lend me this book as I prepare to go to Short Term Mission in a couple of weeks. I learned a lot from this book. A few highlights: p.71-76 The incident of servanthood Chapter 5 Short terms with a long term view p.150 Don’t make the focus of your trip eliminating or managing […]